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Software Engineer - Platform

Animoto, New York, New York

Animoto turns photos and video into professional video slideshows in minutes.


At Animoto, we believe that everyone should have the power to create professional-quality videos whether to share their memories or market their business. To achieve this vision we bring together smart, passionate people who care as much about each other as they do about our product.

Based in New York City, we pioneered using cloud computing to bring high production-value video creation to ordinary users by employing our patented cinematic artificial intelligence engine. We have millions of users, both consumers and businesses, a web-based video editor, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and integrations with various partners including Shutterfly, Facebook, and more. Animoto has been featured in multiple times in the Apple App Store and on stage at WWDC. Animoto is a hub for the tech community workshops and meetups.

Do you love working with web APIs and does the idea of building a robust, reliable, and scalable web application platform excite you? Want to work in a collaborative, tight-knit team building the most accessible video-creation platform in the world? If you're as passionate about these things as we are, Animoto's Platform Software Engineer role is right up your alley.

As an engineer on our platform team, you will work with a team of 6-8 members in a dynamic, and energizing environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate platform, front-end, and ops engineers as well as product designers to develop new features
  • Write maintainable and scalable APIs and services optimized for the cloud
  • Work with the team to maintain high standards through active participation in architecture discussions, code reviews, and more
  • Strive every single day to grow as an engineer and teammate

What We're Looking for:

  • Two or more years of professional experience building web APIs
  • Strong experience with at least one common web application language like Ruby, Python, or NodeJS
  • Working knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Have excellent communication and organization skills
  • If you've worked in a startup environment that's a big plus as is experience with a client-side language like Javascript, Objective C, Swift, etc

Bonus Points:

  • You have experience with AWS or computer graphics/rendering.

Why Join Animoto:

  • Be a part of a thriving engineering team that partners with teams across the organization including product, design, and marketing.
  • Learn and grow within a role that is important to you- we encourage exploration and the chance to work on interesting projects that challenge you professionally.
  • You resonate with our company’s mission and value teamwork.
  • We have an inclusive and quirky culture here! Ask us about our values: Humbletude, Betterfication, and Oomphosity.
  • Great benefits. We offer competitive salary, bonus, equity, 100% paid medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents, and paid time off to name a few.
At Animoto, we believe that video is the future of communication and that all businesses learn to “speak” video. To achieve this vision we bring together world-class storytellers, product designers, motion graphics specialists and engineers to make it easy for any business to become fluent in video, in minutes. Animoto Marketing Video Builder is an easy-to-use online video editor with a large selection of pre-built storyboards that businesses can customize to make engaging, shareable content for their audiences on social media.

At Animoto, we help our customers communicate who they are, what they do, and what they love through video. Our users are connected by the desire to use video to share what matters most to them, but come from all walks of life and are passionate about all sorts of different things. We’re proud to help them share these passions.Similarly, we embrace the differences of our team members and actively seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and all the other things that make us unique. We strive to create a space where employees can bring their true selves to work every day. By doing so, we’re building an inclusive culture where we can continue innovating for our customers. We too are united in the belief that our voices are even more powerful when using video to communicate, and we aim to have a workplace that reflects the variety of our users. Animoto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.

About Animoto

At Animoto, we believe that video is the most powerful way to communicate what you care most deeply about -- whether that’s your catering business, your dog Fluffy, or penguin conservation in Antarctica. That’s why we spend an inordinate amount of brainpower to build products that make it easy, fun, and cost-effective for anyone to create professional videos on a computer or mobile device. At the end of the day, we’re all about helping people share their stories with the world through video.

Want to learn more about Animoto? Visit Animoto's website.